Best Health Articles — February 28th, 2016

by Dr. Ana Jones ND and Dr. Louise Wilson ND (inactive)

From Alison: Each Sunday theNDDC publishes a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different categories: General health, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Specific health conditions/ treatment protocols, and Novel research.

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The Top Article of the Week

Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto – Leo Babauta

I gave up watching television quite a while ago.  It wasn’t by choice, but rather having three kids who demand all my attention left me little time to sit and watch.  One magical day I found myself with some precious free time and I happened to turn on that large blank screen to see what was happening in the world outside my four crayon scribbled walls.

I was immediately met with uninterrupted advertisement after advertisement; the happy faces driving fancy cars,  eating unrealistically perfect foods, and looking fashionable in their new “threads” (is that what the kids call them these days?).  I remember watching commercials in my pre-kid days, not really giving them a second thought, but now, having “opted-out” of this particular media for such a long time, I found I had a new perspective on the force of nature they emit.   I haven’t felt the need to have and want materials things in some time, and while wanting things is not inherently bad, the freedom that comes with the absence of it had never been so salient.

This week, our best article of the week by Leo Babauta is all about “opting-out”.  Many of our clients are affected negatively by stress and much of this stress may be tied to an endless stream of emails to answer, comparisons to Facebook profiles, or in living an unauthentic life.  Inspiring those that walk into our offices to shed the things in life that take them farther from who they are and focus on the things in life that do matter to them will have innumerable effects on their health and wellbeing.  “The point isn’t to opt out of life. It’s to see that life is much more than we dare to believe it can be”.


General Health

Fragmented Baby Care Can Affect Brain Development – Razi Berry

The Scourge of the Female Chore Burden – Olga Khazan

New Canadian recommendation against colonoscopy for routine screening of colon cancer – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Let’s Talk About Our Moms and Our Body Issues – Sunny Sea Gold

PBS Abandons Fair & Balanced Journalism – Dr. Mercola

The Healthiest Food Comes from Healthy Soil – Dr. Mercola


The 3 steps I teach trainers and health coaches to help fix any diet problem -John Berardi, Ph.D

Statin Cholesterol Drugs Are For Bread Eaters – Dr. William Davis

Here’s How Much Sugar You’re Eating in a Day – Locke Hughes

Maternal Consumption of Seafood and Child Neuropsychological Development – NDNR Editor



Experiencing financial stress may lead to physical pain. – Association for Psychological Science.

The Best Way to Break a Bad Habit – Rachel Nussbaum

Karma, The Universal Law of Healing – Dr. Charley Cropley, ND


Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols

How to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Naturally – Dr. Jody Stanislaw, ND

Curcumin for PMS – Razi Berry

Acetaminophen Exposure Linked to Asthma – Dr. Mercola

Should You Detox Before Getting Pregnant – Aviva Romm, MD


Novel Research

Using Sugar to Detect Malignant Tumors – Lund University

Eating Less Meat Isn’t “Going Green” – NDNR editor

Body’s immune system plays a larger role in Alzheimer’s disease than thought – University of California, Irvine

The Impact of High Fructose Diet on Offspring – NDNR editor

Researchers uncover potential target for treating autoimmune disease – Scripps Research Institute.

About the Author
Dr. Ana Jones ND and Dr. Louise Wilson ND (inactive)

Dr. Ana Jones, N.D. specializes in women’s health and environmental medicine at her private practice in Tempe, AZ. She enjoys volunteering with Naturopaths Without Borders in Rocky Point, Mexico. Her passion is to help others discover optimal health. Join her adventure on Facebook and Twitter.    Dr. Louise Wilson, ND (inactive) is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a specialist honors degree in psychology in 2006. In 2010 she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since graduation she has been in private practice in Bolton, Ontario, with a clinical focus on establishing the foundations of health.